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Joseph Kennedy Arrives in Hyannis

July 7, 1962 - Joseph P. Kennedy, father of President Kennedy, arrived in Hyannis Port, Mass., this morning by plane from New York, where he had undergone two months of therapy after a paralytic stroke. The elder Mr. Kennedy, former Ambassador to Britain, landed at Hyannis Airport at 10:41 A.M. and was met by the President, who had driven to the airport. The President then drove his father to the Ambassador’s summer residence. The President and Mrs. Kennedy and their two children, Caroline and John Jr., arrived in Hyannis Port early last evening for the weekend. Two months ago, the President’s father was moved to the NYU Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. This morning, Dr. Howard A. Rusk, director of the institute, issued a statement on Ambassador Kennedy’s discharge which stated that his condition was “satisfactory” and that “he is now able to walk with the aid of a cane and his speech is improved.” An outdoor heated pool has been built near the Ambassador’s house so that he can exercise.


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